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Divya Sood, OTD, OTR/L; DeLawnia Comer-HaGans, PhD; Dirk Anderson, OTS; Diana Basmajian, OTS; Ahley Bohlen, OTS; Michelle Grome, OTS; Irada Imanova, OTS; Kimberly Martin, OTS

Abstract

Background: This study explores the concept of health and well-being as perceived by teachers and parents of preschool-aged children in the specific context of a child day care facility. The study also identifies the barriers parents and teachers encounter and the supports they require in promoting the health and well-being of preschool-aged children.

Method: A qualitative phenomenological research design combined with a projective technique of Photovoice was used for data collection. A total of eight participants, four teachers and four parents of preschool-aged children from a child day care facility, participated in the study.

Results: Several themes were identified related to barriers that parents and teachers face and the supports they require in promoting the health and well-being of preschool-aged children.

Conclusions: This study discusses a potential role for occupational therapy practitioners in collaborating with administrators and teachers and parents of preschool-aged children to develop a program to promote the health and well-being of preschool-aged children.

Comments

The authors report no potential conflicts of interest.

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